frustrated in texas
i have been paying child support for many years. I had a child when i was a young soldier and have been paying support for 19 years on him. I later married and later divorced. i was always compliant with the order,a few years later I remarried . The lady i married was a caseworker with child protective services. I was paying support for two children on two separate orders. Well after my then wife was caught in an adultress relationship, and after the lies deciet and constant lies we separated. Because she knew texas custody and support laws, she had me arrested with the accusation of domestic violence (which in Texas almost assures custody, plus spousal support. Which she wouln't have qualified for since we were married less than 10 years and i didn't make a significantly more amount than she did. We had 1 child and reconcilled, a few months after reconciling we became pregnant with our second child. Soon after history repeated itself. Divorce proceedings began at the time I was bringing about 2000. a month home befor my child support deductions, and about 1500. afterwards. She was awarded 250. a month for spousal support, and 450. for child support. Texas oeg began taking 50% of my pay for support and i was left with 800. a month and my problems began I went to court every 6 months. She at that time worked with the local judges and cs caseworkers. I began getting served and literraly harrased until the hospital where i was a caseworker determined it best for the image of the hospital to let me go. I got another job making much less and i attempted to modify for reduction. All parties involved signed but strangely noone seems to know what happened to the order. I told the ag caseworker i couldnt afford to pay all of this support and she said i suggest you by a lawnmower and start cutting some yards. Eventually I moved to another city where i started working in juvenile probation. The pay was a little better and as expected i got served for an increase, and it was awarded.